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Royal couple to see 'glamping pods'

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit a fish market and an independent brewery during a day of engagements in East Sussex today.

The royal couple will start their visit at the family-run West Quay Fisheries in Newhaven where they will meet local fishermen and customers, and tour the facilities.

Later, the Queen and Philip will travel by car to view "glamping pods" at the YHA South Downs, a new 68-bed youth hostel set within the South Downs National Park.

A plaque will be unveiled to mark the opening of the centre after they have met staff and Duke of Edinburgh Award students staying at the hostel.

Lunch for the royal party will be in Lewes at Harvey's Brewery, whose beers have won a legion of fans, including Piers Morgan, a long-time resident of nearby Newick.

The brewery's striking Victorian Gothic tower in the centre of the East Sussex county town houses a modern plant which has produced many award-winning ales.

It has also brewed commemorative beers to mark important occasions, including the Queen's Coronation in 1953, and this year a new Coronation Ale was produced for the Diamond Jubilee.

In the afternoon, the royal party will visit The Keep in Brighton, a local archive centre which will open to the public later this year and house archives and resources dating back 900 years.

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